When I first thought about writing this article I did not know if I would be able to come up with 5 players that played well for OU. After some thought I decided that I would give a couple Texas players some recognition, because I believe they deserved it after than win.
Perhaps the one bright spot for the Sooners offense on Saturday. The senior had 5 catches for 74 yards and had one long reception of 47 yards that came most after the catch. This was a career game for Bester, and bodes well for him for the rest of the season.
Chuka played a career game against the Longhorns racking up 15 tackles. This was his first start of the season, though it didn’t seem to help much with the Longhorns racking up their highest rushing total of the season against OU.
Finch was perhaps the most underutilized player in the game, but provided a much needed spark in the return game. I for one am kind of disappointed in the coaches use of Finch who is probably one of the most explosive offensive players.
McCoy knew that he needed to play well this game. He was playing to relieve David Ash who is still out with a head injury. McCoy said on the Monday before the game that if he played well this game it would cement his legacy at Texas. He was able to thread some very good passes against tight coverage on two deep passes against Cass Everett and Zack Sanchez. McCoy also threw for a game high 190 yards, 2 touchdowns, and one interception.
Jonathan Gray/ Malcolm Brown
The two Texas backs both rushed for over 100 yards with Gray averaging 4.2 ypc and Brown averaging 5.2. This is the most rushing yards that the OU defense has given up this season and the two Texas backs were able to take advantage of a depleted defensive front of the Sooners.